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Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen

Set by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen", op. 74 no. 1 (1877) [satb chorus], from Zwei Motetten, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Warum? Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen,
und das Leben den betrübten Herzen? Warum?
Die des Todes warten und kommt nicht,
und grüben ihn wohl aus dem Verborgenen;
die sich fast freuen und sind fröhlich,
daß sie das Grab bekommen. Warum?
Und dem Manne, deß Weg verborgen ist,
und Gott vor ihm den selben bedecket. Warum?

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , first published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , Job 3:20-23, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Submitted by Virginia Knight

Lasset uns unser Herz samt den Händen
aufheben zu Gott im Himmel.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , first published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , Lamentations 3:41, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Submitted by Virginia Knight

Siehe, wir preisen selig, die erduldet haben.
Die Geduld Hiob habt ihr gehöret, 
und das Ende des Herrn habt ihr gesehen; 
denn der Herr ist barmherzig und ein Erbarmer.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , first published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , Jacques 5:11, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Submitted by Virginia Knight

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, 
in Gottes Willen, 
getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn, 
sanft und stille.
Wie Gott mir verheißen hat, 
der Tod ist mir Schlaf worden.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , first published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Submitted by Virginia Knight